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10 Reasons Why Apartments are Better than Dorms

Student Doing Schoolwork in His Yonkers ApartmentAre you a student in Yonkers inquiring about a place to live in? If such is the case, you may be considering whether you should rent an apartment or stay in a dorm. Both options have pros and cons; in our opinion, apartments are the right choice for many students. Not only will an apartment offer more amenities, but other benefits come with renting an apartment that you can’t get with living in a dorm room. Here are ten reasons why you should think of renting an apartment

Apartments are generally more spacious than dorms, so you’ll obtain more room to study and relax.

Dorm rooms are notoriously cramped, leaving little room for you to do even simple, effortless daily tasks. While not all apartments are spacious, various apartments are more spacious than a dorm room and may provide both a bedroom and a living room area you can enjoy.

Apartments usually give more privacy than dorms.

The common dorm room is a shared room, so you and your roommate (or several, depending on the setup) will be in very close quarters all semester. An apartment, even a shared apartment, typically offers more privacy throughout the day and more control over your schedule. You can further choose your roommate(s) in an apartment, whereas most dorms don’t actually allow it.

You can cook your own meals in an apartment, which is oftentimes healthier and inexpensive than eating at the campus dining hall.

Even though college meal plans may be convenient, they aren’t, all the time, the healthiest option. This is especially true if you have specific dietary needs. By renting an apartment with a kitchen, you can cook your meals to meet your needs better. Anyhow, it’s often less expensive to cook at home than buy your meals elsewhere.

More apartments allow students to have pets, whereas dorms oftentimes do not.

If you need to bring your treasured pet with you, that won’t be allowable in a dorm room. But there are Yonkers property managers that will allow pets in apartments so that you can keep your furry friend close by. Just be aware that they may charge additional pet fees and pet rent, and some restrictions may apply (such as dog breeds and sizes), so do the appropriate research first.

You won’t have to share a bathroom with dozens of other people in an apartment.

This is possibly one of the students’ biggest complaints concerning living in a dorm. Your apartment may have numerous bathrooms, or you may even have your own private bathroom. Either way, you won’t have to share with nearly as many people, which means less wait time and fewer messes to clean up.

Apartments are typically quieter than dorms, so you’ll be able to get the ideal night’s sleep.

If you’re someone who enjoys peace and quiet, a dorm room is maybe not a suitable place for you. With people coming and going at all hours of the night and continuous noise from your neighbors, it can be toilsome to get a good night’s sleep. Moreover, an apartment often grants more peace and quiet, so you can get the rest you need.

If you have a car, you can oftentimes park it for nothing in an apartment complex.

Numerous dorms charge for parking, and if you can’t find a space on campus, you may have to park far away and walk. However, in an apartment, you typically have your own designated parking spot (or multiple spots, depending on the complex) that you can use free of charge. This is an enormous perk if you need a car to get around campus.

Apartment communities frequently have nice amenities like pools, gyms, and laundry facilities.

Conceding that some dorms may offer a few of these amenities, they are usually not as superb or well-maintained as those in an apartment complex. And, needless to say, you’ll have to pay to use them. But certainly, in an apartment complex, these amenities are usually included in your rent so that you can use them at no additional cost.

Some apartments are found close to campus, so you won’t have to waste time commuting.

This is mainly necessary if you have early classes or need to get to campus for activities and events. Dorms are oftentimes located on or near campus, which makes them very convenient. Nevertheless, the majority of college towns usually have adjoining apartments, in all likelihood just a few minutes walk away. Those few minutes may be worth it if you’d rather ditch the dorm room for better living arrangements!

Renting an apartment is oftentimes lower in cost than paying for a dorm room.

This applies in particular if you’re renting an apartment with roommates. Some colleges charge high fees for dorm rooms, even shared rooms without a connected bathroom. Property owners near campus understand this and frequently price their rentals competitively to attract students. Apartments may likewise include things like utilities and internet service in the rent, which may be higher quality than what you’ll find on campus. This makes renting an apartment a much better deal in the long run.

If you’re searching for a place to live as a student, an apartment is probably your best bet. Whether your highly desired off-campus housing is in a large complex or a shared house, chances are, with a little effort, you’ll find something that will fit your ideal lifestyle.


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